Opening today! Celebrate LLCC talent at the “On My Own Time” exhibit

On My Own TimeAll are invited to view LLCC’s “On My Own Time” exhibit, which opens today! The exhibit runs today, Tuesday, Oct. 12, through Thursday, Oct. 28. The exhibit is located at the main level of Sangamon Hall in the display niche in the hallway across from the library entrance. The exhibit features 13 pieces of artwork from LLCC faculty and staff.

Don’t forget to vote for the LLCC’s People’s Choice Award! The artist of the favorite piece at LLCC will receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

ARTS Springfield Area Arts Council

OMOT is a program of the Springfield Area Arts Council offering individuals the opportunity to display original art created outside the office.

Welcome Jeff Martin

Jeff MartinJeff Martin joined the college as the workforce recruitment and placement coordinator on Sept. 28. He is an LLCC alum and earned a bachelor’s degree in psychology from Western Illinois University. Jeff has worked in post secondary education for eight years, most recently as the senior high school admission advisor for Midwest Technical Institute. He can be reached at jeffrey.martin@llcc.edu or 217-786-2373.

Welcome Jeff!

Deer hunting near campus

The City of Springfield’s City Water, Light and Power (CWLP), with assistance from the Illinois Department of Natural Resources (IDNR), will begin (starting Oct. 1) allowing archery deer hunting on specific properties around Lake Springfield this year to lower the overpopulated white-tailed deer herd. These areas include CWLP property that borders the main campus (view map).

Today is the “On My Own Time” entry forms/fees deadline

On My Own Time
Today is the deadline to submit your entry forms and fees to participate in LLCC’s On My Own Time (OMOT) exhibit. Please submit forms and fees to one of the LLCC coordinators (Misty or Lindee).

Access entry and identification forms, categories and rules.

Mixed media art with torn paperLLCC’s in-house exhibit will be featured on the LLCC-Springfield campus Oct. 12-28. The artist of the favorite piece at LLCC will win the LLCC People’s Choice Award and receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

Thanks for your participation!

Misty Hagstrom, 217-786-2466misty.hagstrom@llcc.edu
Lindee Hall, 217-786-2409lindee.hall@llcc.edu

ARTS Springfield Area Arts Council

Tomorrow is the “On My Own Time” entry forms/fees deadline

On My Own Time
Faculty and staff interested in participating in LLCC’s “On My Own Time” (OMOT) exhibit are gently reminded that tomorrow, Thursday, Sept. 30, is the deadline to submit your entry forms and fees to one of the LLCC coordinators (Misty or Lindee). Artwork is due to the LLCC coordinators by Wed., Oct. 6.

ARTS Springfield Area Arts Council

Access entry and identification forms, categories and rules.

LLCC’s in-house exhibit will be featured on the LLCC-Springfield campus Oct. 12-28. The artist of the favorite piece at LLCC will win the LLCC People’s Choice Award and receive a wooden wine rack with drawer, craftsman style $100 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

The city-wide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association (Nov. 3-20) will showcase first place award-winning artwork from all participating businesses, agencies and institutions. At the previous OMOT in 2019, three LLCC employees had four pieces of art move on to the city-wide exhibit!

Thanks for your participation!

Misty Hagstrom, 217-786-2466misty.hagstrom@llcc.edu
Lindee Hall, 217-786-2409lindee.hall@llcc.edu

LLCC Choir concerts Oct. 5 at noon and 7 p.m.

LLCC choir members
The LLCC Choir will be performing Illinois American Choral Directors Association (ACDA) Preview Concerts next week on Tuesday, Oct. 5 at noon and 7 p.m. in A. Lincoln Commons.

The repertoire focuses on finding hope and healing and taking action in the face of various personal and global crises. Featured works are “How Can I Keep From Singing” (Quaker Tune, arr. Andrew Duncan), “I Dream A World” (poetry by Langston Hughes, music by André J. Thomas), “The Rising” (text by Sara Teasdale, music by Andrea Ramsey), “Here” (Josh Rist) and “Hope for Resolution” (Paul Caldwell/Sean Ivory).

The choir is led by Laurie Lewis-Fritz, assistant professor of music. Joining the choir for the evening performance will be Colleen Hillyer, LLCC flute instructor, and Nikola Dokic, LLCC percussion instructor. Rachel Pinto is the accompanist.

The Illinois chapter of ACDA selected the LLCC Choir to perform at its fall conference in Chicago on Oct. 15-16. The choir was chosen based on concert programs and performance samples from the past two years. In addition to featuring select choral performances, the conference provides professional development and networking opportunities for choral music from elementary through collegiate and adult professional choirs. The ACDA is an organization for choral directors and composers that aims to inspire excellence and nurture lifelong involvement in choral music.

“On My Own Time” entry forms and fees due this week

On My Own TimeArtwork entry, identification forms and fees will need to be submitted by Thursday, Sept. 30, to one of the LLCC coordinators (Misty or Lindee). Artwork is due to the LLCC coordinators by Wed., Oct. 6.

ARTS Springfield Area Arts Council

Springfield Area Arts Council’s On My Own Time (OMOT) program provides LLCC faculty and staff the opportunity to display original art created outside the office. Faculty and staff may enter up to three works of art each. Works previously entered in OMOT or created prior to 2020 are not eligible. The artist fee is $5 per artwork submitted. The fee assists SAAC with costs of the OMOT program.

Access entry and identification forms, categories and rules.

"Giraffe" by Greg WalbertLLCC’s in-house exhibit will be featured on the LLCC-Springfield campus Oct. 12-28. The artist of the favorite piece at LLCC will win the LLCC People’s Choice Award and receive a $100 Visa gift card courtesy of the Philip and Mary Kathryn Trutter Museum.

The city-wide exhibit at the Springfield Art Association (Nov. 3-20) will showcase first place award-winning artwork from all participating businesses, agencies and institutions. At the previous OMOT in 2019, three LLCC employees had four pieces of art move on to the city-wide exhibit!

Misty Hagstrom, 217-786-2466misty.hagstrom@llcc.edu
Lindee Hall, 217-786-2409lindee.hall@llcc.edu

LLCC observing Adult Education and Family Literacy Week

LLCC Adult Education. The bridge to your success.In observance of Adult Education and Family Literacy Week in Illinois, Lincoln Land Community College is highlighting the free services offered to individuals 16 and over by its Adult Education department.

“We offer classes to prepare individuals to obtain a high school equivalency certificate or master the English language,” said Jamil Steele, director of LLCC Adult Education. “These classes are funded through combined state and federal funds administered through the Illinois Community College Board and help students improve skills that lead to further education and employment.”

“We urge anyone who could benefit from our services to ‘move ahead with adult ed,’” added Steele.

In addition to high school equivalency preparation and English as a Second Language classes, the program offers adult basic education (pre-high school equivalency) and career pathways programs.

More information on registering for these classes is available by calling 217-786-2349 or visiting www.llcc.edu/adult-education or www.facebook.com/LLCCAdultEducation.